These pest have made their mark on several large cities. New York, Philadelphia to name two. They apparently are not diease carriers. This fact is important because the feed on the blood. They are small and cause a itchy rash when they feed. Yulk!!! So I heard a good way to make sure that you don't take them with you. Your cloths through them in the dryer before you put them on and make an effort to put pocketbooks and other small items up high away from the floor or wall.
There are some chemicals that can be purchased at some hardware stores that are specifically cater to getting rid of this pesty critter. So fear not if you should see one. Strip the linens from the bed, turn the matress upside, sideways and back after thoroughly spray. Calling in a professional is a good way to get started on eliminating bed bugs from you home.
Also don't forget about your car. Yes it is possible for them to hitch a ride from you to work. Well good luck and remember who rules who and don't let that bed bug bite.